Bela Bela Self-catering at Thornwood Lodge Accommodation Waterberg
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  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests16
  • Bedrooms5
  • Bathrooms5
  • Minimum Stay1-3 Nights

About Thornwood Lodge

Thornwood Lodge is situated in the southern Waterberg in the Cyferfontein district of Bela Bela in Limpopo, South Africa. Thornwood Lodge is a venue situated in the southern Waterberg, about 40km from Warmbaths. We are situated between Mabula and Mabalingwe on the Diepdrif Road to De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary.



Leopard Room:
Two bedroom chalet with shower room and toilet en-suite. This room sleeps four in one double bed and two singles. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in the room. Patio with bench, smoking only allowed here where cigarettes can be extinguished properly in the sand tray provided.

Guinea Fowl Room:
An open plan chalet, sleeping 4 singles, with a shower and toilet. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. Patio bench for smoking.

Kudu Room:
An open plan chalet, sleeping 4 singles, with a shower and toilet. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. Patio with smoking area.

Chameleon Loft:
A loft room above the lapa, sleeping two singles. A shower room and toilet, male and female, is located downstairs. No smoking allowed.

Gecko Loft:
A loft room above the lapa, sleeping two singles with an extra futon. Shower and toilet, male and female is situated downstairs. No smoking.

*All bedding and towels supplied (except towels for swimming towels). Rooms are serviced each morning.

Additional Facilities at the Lodge

• The lapa has a well equipped kitchen with fridges, a freezer, electric stove and gas plates, microwave and separate scullery.
• There are enough utensils for 18 to 20 guests.
• All cleaning equipment is supplied as the kitchen is serviced twice a day.
• Bar area with lovely counter, bar stools and additional tables. The eating area is in an open plan lapa, with two large tables and chairs to seat the whole group.
• Television / couched area, bring own DSTV card.
• You can watch magnificent sunrises and sunsets and well lovely views of the bush veld below and animals on the property from the lapa deck.
• Below is the games room which has couches, a pool table and table tennis table.
• Rim-flow swimming pool with a view and lovely water feature flowing down past the lapa.
• There is a Boma where braais or bonfires are lit every evening.
• Walks are safe and easy on sand roads.
• Mountain biking can be done. Bring own bikes.
• 4X4 driving is allowed at 25km /hr.


Fires may not be made anywhere on the lodge except in the boma.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Roof deck
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

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Rooms & Rates

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Thornwood Lodge

Thornwood Lodge is a group venue situated in the southern Waterberg

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 16 guests (max 16 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

8 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Great stay -nice and private -Wonderful African sunrises and sunsets from Deck.

January 2015

Michele Knipe (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

Nice and rustic, very clean and much care taken to make us comfortable.Saw game from deck-lovely golf courses in area.

October 2012

Mark Smith (Johannesburg)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)OR Tambo International - 250km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 12h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged should there be availability, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since July 2009

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